Benefits Of Running


Running is exhausting, painful, and tedious. So why do it? We have different reasons why we run. There are people who run because of the fun and enjoyment they experience after running. Other is of the realization of the benefits in running. Study shows that running is the most efficient way to lose weight and have a physically fit body.

Weight loss
For people who wants to lose weight, but don’t have the financial capability to enroll in a gym. Running is the best alternative and effective exercise to help them reach their ideal body weight. The best part is running is that you don’t have to enroll in a gym, because it’s FREE. Losing weight require to you to burn a large amount of calories. Running on the other hand requires a great deal of energy. Having to give those required energy means you need to burn more calories. Burning more calories means losing weight. It’s as simple as that. The number of calories burned while running depends on a number of factors including the individual’s weight, the intensity of the workout and the efficiency of the runner.

Improved Cardiovascular Endurance
When you think of activities that cause your heart to beat faster or you to breathe rapidly, these are activities that improve your cardiovascular endurance. Running is one of the cardiovascular training. [ad#234×60-half-banner]Running improves the elasticity of your arteries to lower blood pressure. Yor arteries expand and contract three times when you are running, this means you are improving the overall function of your body. In doing this, the risk of heart attack and stroke becomes diminished.

Fountain of Youth effect
This doesn’t mean that you will go back in your teens, but will much stronger in your age. Doing more activities than other people your age. Regular runners are less experience bone and muscle loss as they age at the same pace as those who do not run regularly or at all. Bones grow and become stronger by responding to physical demands. People who do not put this type of demand on their bones may become weaker. When this happens they are more likely to be susceptible to osteoporosis. Those who run on a regular basis are continually demanding their muscles and bones so the bones are stimulated to remain stronger and do not as easily weaken with age.

Improved mood
There are many reported psychological benefits on running. Runners are happier and less stressed than other who do not run or workout regularly. When running, hormones called endrophins are being released. The result is that the runner a sense of euphoria that improves the runners mood. Running also relieve stress. The act of running allows the person to focus on the task at hand instead of being worried or stressed about other things. Additionally, running is challenging. Completing a run bring to the individual the feeling of pride and accomplishment.

Better coordination
Running will Improved eye and body coordination. Trail running that involves running on unpaved trails especially requires a great deal of coordination. The uneven surface combined with obstacles such as rocks and tree roots can make trail running quite difficult. Even running on a flat surface that is paved can also result in improved coordination because it forces the body to work together to keep the runner upright and traveling in the correct path. Those who run regularly typically move more fluidly than those who do not run or engage in any type of regular exercise.

With this said, you should have found how running can improve your health and lifestyle. You can join public marathon event in your neighborhood. It’s not winning the run but finishing it, that is most important.

Remember coolness is a lifestyle.

3 thoughts on “Benefits Of Running

  • November 19, 2008 at 1:38 am
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    Excellent post. I’d add that running provides mental skills and benefits as well, especially in terms of focus, cognition, and determination.

  • November 21, 2008 at 7:23 am
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    Thanks, just sharing the things I learned and experienced in my improving my health.

  • December 4, 2008 at 10:11 am
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    this really sums it all up… plus it’s cheap.. you just need an open space to run onto…. and a good pair of running shoes… keep on runnin’…

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